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Five Star and League move closer to forming Italian government

Five Star and League move closer to forming Italian government If parliament rejects the president's pleas, then the earliest possible date for an election would be July 22, when many Italians will have gone on holiday, meaning turnout could slump. He added: "We would not impose vetoes or pre-conditions". "A political government is now more probable, and a mild negative market reaction is likely tomorrow", said Vincenzo Longo, an analyst at IG Markets. [Full Article...]

Imam dead in South Africa mosque attack, two others injured

Imam dead in South Africa mosque attack, two others injured He said "multiple patients have been stabbed" and the mosque had been set alight. Police Captain Nqobile Gwala in KwaZulu-Natal province said investigators are looking at three counts of attempted murder and arson. He said a third victim had been attacked inside the building and had jumped out of a window when it was set alight. Speaking further, the representative noted that there had already... [Full Article...]

'Devastating tragedy': Seven found dead at Margaret River property

Osmington is a sparsely populated town about 20km from Margaret River , a popular tourism area. Dawson described the deaths as a tragedy. Authorities were called to the scene at 05:15 local time (21:15 GMT on Thursday) after receiving a phone call from a "male person", Mr Dawson said. [Full Article...]

104-year-old scientist ends his life at Swiss clinic

104-year-old scientist ends his life at Swiss clinic And in his final minutes, he listened to Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, best known for its last movement Ode to Joy , reportedly passing away shortly after the piece of music finished. Only a handful of countries have legalized assisted suicide or euthanasia, including Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands. He was greeted at the Swiss airport on Monday by euthanasia advocate Philip Nitschke, ... [Full Article...]

Abe welcomes decision on US-N.Korea summit

Abe welcomes decision on US-N.Korea summit Trump agreed to meet with Kim in a surprise move after the reclusive leader expressed a willingness to discuss denuclearization. Analysts have also said that, over the years, North Korea has demanded the withdrawal of US troops from South Korea and the eliminating of the nuclear defense umbrella that covers the Korean Peninsula. [Full Article...]

Israeli attacks on Syria meant to prop up terrorists: Iran

Israeli attacks on Syria meant to prop up terrorists: Iran The White House also condemned Iran's "provocative attack" in a statement, with press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders saying Iran has deployed into Syria "offensive rocket and missile systems aimed at Israel". But analysts based in Tehran deny Iran is seeking direct conflict with Israel. In a statement, the White House said Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps bears responsibility for "reck... [Full Article...]

Lalu's son Tej Pratap gets engaged to Aishwarya Rai at glittering ceremony

Lalu's son Tej Pratap gets engaged to Aishwarya Rai at glittering ceremony Party leaders are hoping Lalu, who is lodged in jail in connection with a fodder case, will be granted bail to attend the wedding. Tej Pratap Yadav , who followed in the political footsteps of his father, represents Mahua constituency in the Bihar assembly representing RJD. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation vows to deepen ties with Iran despite USA sanctions

Russian Federation vows to deepen ties with Iran despite USA sanctions Iran is ready to "fulfill all its obligations" under the nuclear deal, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said after meeting with his counterpart in Tehran, according to comments carried by state media. The tensions between Israel and Iran escalated after Israel released documents revealing Iran's nuke program earlier this month, and U.S. President Donald Trump's highly controversial... [Full Article...]

First giant religious group announces break up with new boy scouts

First giant religious group announces break up with new boy scouts Individual Mormons who wish to remain part of the Scouts will simply be integrated into regular troops. It ended its ban on openly gay youths participating in its activities in 2013 and ended its ban on openly gay adult leaders two years later. [Full Article...]

Liquid chocolate spills onto Polish highway

Liquid chocolate spills onto Polish highway The ruptured tank spewed a pool of rapidly-hardening chocolate from both ends, which quickly covered the width of the road. A cleaning crew armed with shovels, an excavator and hot water pressure washers have begun chipping away at the chocolate that turned rock solid in the open air. [Full Article...]

Russian parliament approves Medvedev as PM

Russian parliament approves Medvedev as PM Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, along with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Serb President Aleksandar Vucic, on Wednesday morning, 24 Iyar, in Red Square in Moscow, attended the parade commemorating victory over Nazi Germany 73 years ago. [Full Article...]

Northeast Iowa high schools among state's top in US News rankings

Northeast Iowa high schools among state's top in US News rankings U.S. News and World Report ranks Walter Payton College Prep as the No. 1 high school in the state. The magazine started by evaluating more than 28,800 traditional and charter public high schools across the USA but eliminated about 8,000 because they were too small to be ranked, according to a magazine spokeswoman. [Full Article...]

Mueller investigating payments to Michael Cohen, Swiss drug giant says

Mueller investigating payments to Michael Cohen, Swiss drug giant says The companies later confirmed the transactions. A company linked to Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg , among a handful of Russians since sanctioned by the US over the Kremlin's election meddling, hasn't denied making $500,000 in deposits into the Cohen account. [Full Article...]

Alleged Israeli attack near Damascus

Alleged Israeli attack near Damascus It said defense systems have been deployed. "Launches of about 20 missiles were registered at around midnight toward the frontier positions in the Golan Heights by Iran's al-Quds forces", an Israeli army spokesman told reporters. The IDF spokesperson described the troop movements as "abnormal" and has warned residents of the area to watch out for instructions. This is not the first reported ... [Full Article...]

French President Emmanuel Macron for broader Iran deal

French President Emmanuel Macron for broader Iran deal On Tuesday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said: "I have ordered the foreign ministry to negotiate with the European countries, China and Russian Federation in the coming weeks". He said previous year that it should be torn up if Washington pulled out. Foreign ministers of the European countries involved in the Iran nuclear deal will hold a meeting with Iranian representatives to discuss the... [Full Article...]

Three Americans Held by North Korea Freed, Including Missionary and Pastor

Three Americans Held by North Korea Freed, Including Missionary and Pastor He added that the three "seem to be in good health". In April, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un announced that his country would stop nuclear tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles, as well as shut down a nuclear test site. [Full Article...]

Businessman Beats GOP Lawmakers in Indiana Primary

Businessman Beats GOP Lawmakers in Indiana Primary Braun will face first-term Democratic Sen. "We'll see by November that he's no match for Joe Donnelly's hard work and Hoosier common sense". Despite the almost constant barrage of attack ads on TV and the candidates' many caustic exchanges at four debates, Braun thanked his Republican rivals and even called them "stand up fellas" in his statement. [Full Article...]

Attacks in Afghan capital kill 5, wound 16

Attacks in Afghan capital kill 5, wound 16 Eight suicide bombers took part in the attacks, one of which was claimed by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the other by the Taliban, Interior Minister Wais Ahmad Barmak said. Islamic State claimed responsibility of one of the three blasts on its Amaq new agency but many officials doubt the group, which has its stronghold in a remote eastern border region of Nangarhar province, has... [Full Article...]

Trump suggests yanking press credentials from 'Fake News' media

Trump suggests yanking press credentials from 'Fake News' media The U.S. leader has often attacked national news media reports about his almost 16-month tenure in the White House that he deems unfair, unsourced or not reflecting reality as he sees it. The result: Fully 80 per cent of non-'neutral' coverage about Trump was negative, and just 20 per cent was positive. Acosta called Trumps' "threat" an "unconscionable assault on our First Amendment". [Full Article...]

Trump Admin to Propose $15 Billion Cut in Spending

Trump Admin to Propose $15 Billion Cut in Spending Once the White House sends the rescission request to Congress, lawmakers will have 45 days to vote on it, with a simple majority required for it to pass. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Republican members of the House and Senate spending committees had resisted the initial White House request to cut the current budget. [Full Article...]


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